Professor Dr. Thomas Apolte

Chair of Political Economy

Scharnhorststr. 100
48151 Münster

Room: 117

Phone: +49 251 83-25106
Fax: +49 251 83-28429

Consultation hours:
Due to the corona crisis, there will be no regular consulation hours at the moment. Please contact me via e-mail.

  • Research foci

    • Public Choice Theory
    • Interaction of Political and Economic Systems
    • Labor Markets
    • Economic Theory of Revolutions
  • Education

    Habilitation (formal qualification for full professorship in Germany)
    1993- 09/1998
    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Ecocomics, Gerhard Mercator University Duisburg
    Doctor in Economics 1992 (Dr. rer. oec.)
    1982- 1987
    Undergraduate and Graduate Studies in Economics and Public Policy at Duisburg University Diploma in Economics
  • Positions

    06/2019- 08/2019
    Guest Researcher at West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
    04/2019- 06/2019
    Visiting Professor Jagiellonian University Kraków, Poland
    10/2012- 10/2014
    Vice Dean for Teaching and Study Programs
    Vice Dean of Teaching and Student Affairs, Münster School of Business and Economics
    11/2010- 10/2012
    Dean, Münster School of Business and Economics
    since 10/2010
    Professor of Political Economy, Center for Interdisciplinary Economics (CIW), Münster School of Business and Economics
    10/2010- 11/2010
    Visiting Researcher at the Center for Study of Public Choice, George Mason University Fairfax, VA, USA
    10/2007- 10/2009
    Managing Director of the Institute of Economic Education, Münster School of Business and Economics
    04/2000- 10/2010
    Professor of Economics, Institute of Economic Education, Münster School of Business and Economics
    04/1999- 09/1999
    Teaching Appointments at the University Witten-Herdecke
    10/1998- 03/1999
    Teaching Appointments at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum
    09/1998- 03/2000
    Assistant Professor at the Gerhard Mercator University Duisburg
    04/1994- 03/1995
    Visiting Research Assistant Professor at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA, sponsored by the German Research Foundation
  • External functions

    Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association)
    Council for Economic Systems, Verein für Socialpolitik
    Council for Economic Policy, Verein für Socialpolitik
    Radein Research Seminar
    List Society
    Walter Eucken Institute
    since 03/2016
    Association for Comparative Economic Studies